Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: AshesRising Date: Sep 11, 2007 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ..and my favorite: 'Children's Lament' - by Robert Hunter

...sorry, Jerrob: I only have Rat-Dog's collection ....

To answer your question: no, I have not found a performance of it yet and I suspect I never will -- just like "Walker After Midnight" [that I practically begged Jerry to put to music.]

Gimme a little time; broke external HD with all my music and lists last weekend -- will be a little while but you and ganges are always at the top of the list.

From the "Live Free or Die" state of New Hampshire,
--- AshesRising

WALKER AFTER MIDNIGHT
Lyrics: Robert Hunter

A walker after midnight
On the road to Auld Lang Syne
I have walked a crooked mile
And I have walked the line
Walked on desert pathways
In the shadow of the flood
Slipped and fell from mountain tops
Swam in my own blood

Chorus:
A walker after midnight
More than this I cannot say
A walker after midnight
And I met you on my way

A walker after midnight
In another kind of light
I do not trust to reason
And I cannot trust my sight
I do not trust to messengers
With bright and shining eyes
I do not trust the foolish
And I dare not trust the wise

[chorus]

A walker in the shadows
Between the walls of night
I used to thirst for glory
But I lost my appetite
Always one more trophy
I could never quite achieve
I'll settle for my sanity
And something to believe

Something to believe in
To the bottom of my soul
Something to hang on to
Something to console
Something to live up to
In spite of all disgrace
When all my other failings
Are paraded in my face

Maybe it's my destiny
To love what others hate
Maybe there is time to change
And maybe it's too late
At times I feel a light divine
And try to catch a spark
End up strikin' matches
To better see the dark

[chorus]

A walker after midnight
And my destiny is grim
Staring at the starlight
Till my eyes are growing dim
I still see well enough to know
The path I must pursue
If we meet again before the end
I'll share my fate with you
------------------------------------------------------------
(@Robert Hunter, 1968-2007)

This post was modified by AshesRising on 2007-09-11 16:21:22

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Sep 11, 2007 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ..and my favorite: 'Children's Lament' - by Robert Hunter

'All good things in all good time' eh Ashes.

Been home recently? Should be a little something there for you by now.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: AshesRising Date: Sep 11, 2007 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ..and my favorite: 'Children's Lament' - by Robert Hunter

Jerrob Hungar: both "Home" and "recently" are relative terms ...let's put it this way: thank you -- I am sure it is safe and will attempt to cross the border in the near future [by 2010]. Thanks in advance, --- AshesRising